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Transmission Of Genital Herpes

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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transmission odds thru massage with some hand to genital contact

hello,i'd like to ask a question, i went to a massage parlor, where, after massaging me for about 25 mins, the lady started to fondle my genitals (using her hands on me), this must have lasted for about 15 second, when i realized what was going...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I can't tell you exactly what the odds are of HPV transmission through the contact you describe, but, at best, the odds are tiny. You should only be concerned about HPV transmission when you have direct genital contact with an infected area;... Read more »

GENITAL HERPES

after a vaginal penetration from a man he informed me that he had herpes(fine time!) 12 days later a had a severe outbreak ------------IN MY MOUTH -- as I do have a history of herpes 1. That was 12 days later. It is NOW 22 weeks later and I am still...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is normal for people to start asking many questions after having an experience like yours. The only way to really know if you have been HIV infected is to get an HIV antibody test. Otherwise, you are just going to scare yourself silly by... Read more »

NYU DR said Genital Herpes from receiving BJ

I have been a long time reader here. Thx for all the help and advice.I just read in Maxim magazine that quoted a DR from NYU as saying it is quite possible to get genital herpes (and herpes simplex) from receiving a blow job.Damn, I was under the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I haven't read the article, but I'll be sure to look it up. Thanks for keeping me up to date!I don't know if I'd call oral to genital transmission of herpes is a "sure thing," but it can and does happen. There are two... Read more »

can i have kids with genital herpes

can i have kids normally if i have genital herpes?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible for a woman infected with genital herpes to give birth without infecting the infant. You should talk with your clinician about having children if you've been infected with genital herpes so that you can explore all of your... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Any positive guys out there who have also dealt with genital herpes? I'm curious to know how you've handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. How do you tell someone you're HIV-positive AND have genital herpes? Read more »

Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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genital herpes pain

Posted by chichi, 1 Reply
hi,
if anyone - male or female - has genital herpies2 can you tell me if you have ever had any of these symptoms ....
a lower spine (tail bone) pain? i got h2 3 months ago (along with my hiv scare - which is NEGATIVE)and i have chosen not to take... Read more »